Zayn Malik

Selena Gomez: I Was Hurt by Social Media Criticism of My Body (photos!)

Selena Gomez is the epitome of vivacious young woman, but even she acknowledges in a new interview that she suffers from body issues just like other women. Being in the spotlight doesn’t help. Social media criticism sometimes hurts her feelings. She says she’s learned a lot from her BFF Taylor Swift. Says the “Shake It Off” singer helps her keep things in perspective....

Harry Styles’ Famously Shed Tear on Stage Was Not for Zayn Malik (video)

Harry Styles appeared to shed a tear on stage that went around the world on social media after Zayn Malik said he was leaving One Direction, but truth be told it wasn’t for Zayn, according to new eyewitness accounts that surfaced today. The report appeared in major mainstream media outlets like the BBC and dozens of copycat sites like GossipCop. But new evidence shows it was for a different reason....

Zayn Malik Figured Out the Problem With Boy Bands; The Boys Grow Up

Zayn Malik’s departure from boy band One Direction in the middle of its Southeast Asia tour is following two story arcs at the moment and there could be a grain of truth to both of them. Either way, he probably got out while the getting was good. One story line hyped by tabloids is that Malik was so deep into drugs and alcohol that he was essentially kicked out of the band. The other is Malik’s own take on the situation. ...

Zayn Malik Quits One Direction, Or Was He Kicked Out Amid Tensions?

Zayn Malik, a founder member of the UK boy band “One Direction,” has left the band amid rumors that he was either asked to leave or kicked out amid tensions over his chronic failure to make appearances. Malik, 22, abruptly left the band in the middle of its Southeast Asian tour less than a week ago, citing “stress” from the notoriety the band is consonantly bombarding them. Bandmates, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Harry Styles were forced–again– to carry on without him....

Zayn Malik, One Direction’s Sickly Singer, Drops Out of Tour; What Gives?

Zayn Malik, who has been plagued by various ailments since joining boy band One Direction, has dropped out of the band’s current tour and has flown back to England. The official reasons was “stress.” Could it be more? Malik bandmates, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Harry Styles, will carry on without him. The band is currently touring Southeast Asia and is scheduled to perform in Manilia and Jakarta, Indonesia....

One Direction Plays New Songs at Universal Orlando Resort (watch!)

One Direction, made up of lads Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Zayn Malik, performed for throngs of fans at Universal Orlando Resort. and their concert was carried live on NBC’s “Today” minus one member. Malik was out of action with the flu, according to band members. Still, the show had to go one. The boy band took the stage without Zayn to perform songs off their new album Four. ...

One Direction Fans Flood Florida Resort for Live Show: Where’s Zayn?

Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan, better know as UK boy band “One Direction,” caused an outpouring of fans to flood the Universal Orlando Resort this morning to hear the band perform live. But where was Zayn Malik? Despite rampant rumors that tied his disappearance to drug issues, the band said he was simply down with the flu. In 2012, the band became the first big alternative to then teen sensation Justin Bieber. With this album, the band has now passed Bieber in albums released....

Jon Stewart Irks Fans for Naming One Direction in Terror Satire (see!)

Jon Stewart’s “Senior Pentagon Correspondent” Jessica Williams has discovered a slew of new terror groups, each worse than the other, but is boy band One Direction one of them? Seems so, and fans are upset about it. Stewart and Williams were doing a bit on President Obama’s terrorism speech. The conversation drifted into a hilarious back-and-forth on the rise of new like terror groups like “Al Kill Yall” and “Al Fauq U Up” when Williams interjected. ...

One Direction’s Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson Pull a Justin Bieber (see!)

Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson, who make up two-fifths of boy band One Direction, were film smoking what looked like a joint and cavalierly talking about drug use and dodging the police in a video published today by a London tabloid. Until now, the lads, outside of colleague Harry Styles, have avoided controversy and scandal. But this puts them in the same league as Justin Bieber. ...

One Direction a Stand Out at BBC Radio One’s Big Weekend (watch!)

Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne, better known as One Direction, hit the stage at BBC Radio One’s Big Weekend at Glasgow Green in Scotland over the weekend for a seven song set. The event drew a number of other top performers including New Zealand teen sensation Lorde, Pharrell Williams, Lily Allen, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay and Katy Perry....

One Direction New Song Leaks; Tribute to Princess Diana? (listen!)

“One Direction,” the UK boy band made up by Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson, have a new single out either by accident or design. The tune, “Diana” popped up on the Internet today (Sept. 21) and some fans are calling it a tribute to Princess Diana. The band is hard at work on a new album, titled Midnight Memories....

One Direction Create Teen Frenzy, Perform on Today Show (watch!)

Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson, better known as “One Direction,” turned Rockefeller Plaza into a teen screamfest today (Aug. 23) when they hit the “Today” show’s Summer Concert series stage and performed three of their biggest songs. They drew the largest crowd ever, according to NBC. Police had estimated more than 18,000 fans turned out to cheer on the UK lads. Hosts Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer were caught up in the moment. ...

One Direction Fans Mob Today Show Set for Band Show (photos!)

An estimated 18,000 One Direction fans are jamming the plaza at Rockefeller Center to watch the lads perform for the second time on NBC’s Today Show Summer Concert Series. It may be one of the largest crowds ever, according to Today weatherman Al Roker. The lads, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson, are making a much bigger splash compared with their last visit, when they were barely known in the United States. The band has returned to New York and a far different welcome to promote their biographical film “This is Us,”...

One Direction Hits ‘This is Us’ Red Carpet; Watch Via Live Stream!!

One Direction, the boy band crafted by music mogul Simon Cowell out of UK X-Factor rejects, will lift the curtain on their revealing new documentary “This is Us,” today (Aug. 20) in London, and you can watch the red carpet action live here!!! TheImproper will air red carpet arrivals live at 12 noon Eastern direct from London via live stream. Band members Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Harry Styles helped relaunch the boy band concept in 2010....

One Direction Draws Screaming Fans at New York Shows (video)

UK Boy band “One Direction,” got a rousing reception in New York City yesterday, playing two shows at the historic Beacon Theatre in Manhattan as part of their North American tour. The band members, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson (ages 18-20), are supporting their debut album Up All Night....
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One Direction's Harry Styles Strips Down to Skivvies (watch!)

Harry Stiles of the UK boy band “One Direction” is fast replacing Justin Bieber as a teen heartthrob. He’s caught wearing just his Tommy Hilfiger underwear while fooling around with the boys in a new video. Harry, 18, was running around backstage in his boxers while he and band mates prepared for a show. Fellow One Direction singer Niall Horan posted a video of the action on Twitter, with a the link to a black–and-white photograph of Harry. “As we promised here is……#harryinhispants.” he Tweeted....

One Direction Shakes Up Saturday Night Live (watch!)

UK boy band One Direction continued its whirlwind tour of the Unites States with their debut last night (Apr. 7) on “Saturday Night Live.” They blasted out two songs off their new album. The Irish and British lads, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Niall Horan, are rapidly winning over legions of teen-age fans in the Unites States. Even breathy Italian beauty and show host Sofia Vergara was overheated by the performance. ...
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Justin Bieber, Boy Band 'One Direction' Collaborating!

Justin Bieber apparently realizes if you can't beat them, join them... the latest boy bands, that is. The teen sensation is collaborating with One Direction, the hot UK boy toys managed by music mogul Simon Cowell. The Irish and British lads, culled from Simon Cowell's UK show "X-Factor," sang their hit “What Makes you Beautiful” on the Kids Choice Awards show April 1 and took the place by storm. Katy Perry, Ashley Tisdale and Victoria Justice were groovin' on the kids. Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez also danced and knew the words to their song....
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One Direction Takes Kids Choice Awards by Storm (watch!)

One Direction, the latest boy band out of Britain already have a No. 1 hit on the U.S. charts and took the Kids Choice Awards by storm last night that brought the crowd to their feet. The Irish and British lads, culled from Simon Cowell’s UK show “X-Factor,” sang their hit “What Makes you Beautiful.” Katy Perry, Ashley Tisdale and Victoria Justice were also groovin’ on the kids. Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez also danced and knew the words to their song....
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